©2013 Cengage Learning.
All Rights Reserved.
What do you understand to be effective methods
for communicating with all families?
 How does a teacher reach all familie...
Communication techniques are one-way and twoway
 Need for variety of communication techniques
 Teachers must take initia...


Daily conversations are preferable
when possible
◦ Teacher strategies to initiate



Telephone calls

◦ For keeping in...


Bulletin boards

◦ Visible, frequently changed, take-away articles



Electronic communication

◦ Email, blog, web sit...


Newsletters

◦ Give parents information and chances to reinforce
learning at home



Traveling backpacks, libraries, a...


[Insert from Ch. 8 and Website material for ch. 8]

©2013 Cengage Learning.
All Rights Reserved.
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Which communication techniques could be
effective for:

◦ A class of 4th graders who ride the bus, and half the
familie...
Teachers must take the initiative in establishing a
variety of communication methods, to reach all
parents.
 Teachers mus...
Teachers must take the initiative in establishing a
variety of communication methods, to reach all
parents.
 Teachers mus...
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Chapter 8pp

  1. 1. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. What do you understand to be effective methods for communicating with all families?  How does a teacher reach all families with informal communication?  What are key points to consider when designing communication methods?  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. Communication techniques are one-way and twoway  Need for variety of communication techniques  Teachers must take initiative  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4.  Daily conversations are preferable when possible ◦ Teacher strategies to initiate  Telephone calls ◦ For keeping in touch with good news  Personal notes ◦ Preprinted “happygrams” are less personal ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5.  Bulletin boards ◦ Visible, frequently changed, take-away articles  Electronic communication ◦ Email, blog, web site ◦ Mindful of privacy issues and family access  Daily news flash ◦ Keep parents informed for “car talk” ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6.  Newsletters ◦ Give parents information and chances to reinforce learning at home  Traveling backpacks, libraries, and literacy activities ◦ Enhance parent-child communication and literacy Classroom displays  Suggestion boxes  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7.  [Insert from Ch. 8 and Website material for ch. 8] ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8.  Which communication techniques could be effective for: ◦ A class of 4th graders who ride the bus, and half the families are English Language Learners? ◦ A group of infants? ◦ A class of preschoolers with disabilities? ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9. Teachers must take the initiative in establishing a variety of communication methods, to reach all parents.  Teachers must consider factors such as parent time and access, two-way communication, professional appearance.  It is important to persist in communication, and to evaluate its effectiveness.  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10. Teachers must take the initiative in establishing a variety of communication methods, to reach all parents.  Teachers must consider factors such as parent time and access, two-way communication, professional appearance.  It is important to persist in communication, and to evaluate its effectiveness.  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

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